Data Analysis

What Makes an Idea Creative?

Ideas at Work: Feature
June 19, 2014
If you want your idea to be innovative, you need to hit the right mix of novelty and familiarity, a new study shows.
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Engineering Smarter Schools

Columbia Business: Spotlight
By Agatha Gilmore |  March 10, 2015

As part of our Big Apple series, Samantha Brenner ’08, executive director of strategic initiatives and partnerships for the division of instructional and information technology at the New York City Department of Education, talks to us about her goals for the city's public schools.

Her Big Apple Impact

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Do Longer Hospital Stays Lead to Better Outcomes?

Ideas at Work: Feature
November 11, 2014
Extending hospital stays by just one day could save lives — and taxpayers’ money.
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Dealing in Data

Ideas at Work: Feature
July 23, 2014
When it comes to negotiating the most profitable prices, humans help — but data delivers.
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Insights Gained

Ideas at Work: Off The Shelf
March 21, 2014
In his new book, Mark Broadie illustrates the value of developing a fresh approach to a pursuit mired in tradition, and brings analytics to golf.
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Biomedical R&D Today Increases Longevity Tomorrow

Ideas at Work: Feature
February 21, 2014
New research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.
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Observations from the Real World

Ideas at Work: Feature
November 7, 2013
A new statistical method provides a way to better approximate lab settings when analyzing data.
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